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BROWNS Elevate – Surf Lifesaving Foundation [Part 2]



A Day at Surfer’s Paradise

Australians spend much of their free time outside, enjoying the sun, the beach and sports, and this is part and parcel of life at an Australian high school too. On Wednesday, our Gold Coast under-18 classes did the second stage of their surf-lifesaving activities (click here to see stage 1) and then followed this up with a summary task in class. The kids (and teachers Andrea and Vanessa) all went on the tram and stopped at Surfer’s Paradise and walked to the beach from there. At the beach, everyone participated in a water-safety session and some hands-on activities. They also did some physical tasks to understand what it is like to be a surf lifesaver with role play activities on the beach. All that work, and it was important to have a bite to eat and a drink after!

Junior Program 2016 – Brisbane Campus (Week 2)




Reptiles Visit



Science Museum and South Bank


Australia Zoo


BROWNS Elevate – Surf Lifesaving Foundation [Part 1]



In March, as part of our work with the local community, BROWNS invited the Surf Lifesaving Foundation to come and deliver a series of presentations to both our ELICOS campuses on the importance of water safety to everyone living in Queensland. The surf lifesavers, Kristy and Scott, gave plenty of good advice to both our young learner and adult students:

  • Never go into the water past your chest unless you are an amazing swimmer
  • Always swim between the flags
  • Wave and scream if you are in trouble
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a surf lifesaver
  • If you get bitten by jellyfish, go straight to the lifesaver and get some ice
  • Don’t be afraid of sharks – there is a much higher chance of being killed by a coconut!

This is what three of our EAP students said about this activity:
“Last Thursday, lifesaver ‘’Scott’’ from Surf Lifesaving QLD, talked to us about swimming between the flags and he showed us the different flags showing bad weather, sharks and waves. Also, he taught us about the safe place to swim to avoid rips and surfers. He told us we had to call out for help whenever we need it and to stay in water up to our chest only. He also told us to wear suncream, a hat, sunglasses and a shirt whenever we go to the beach. You should not swim alone!” By Sunny (EAP4), Max (EAP1) & Jerry (EAP1)

We look forward to the practical session soon down by the beach. BROWNS contributed a donation to the Surf Lifesaving Foundation as part of our Elevate Programme to help the community.

Check out the pictures:

Junior Program 2016 – Brisbane Campus (Week 1)



The BROWNS 2016 Junior Program in Brisbane kicked off this week.
What a great group of kids!


After a quick orientation it was into class.
The afternoon activity was a trip to Southbank.





Roma Parkland




Brisbane River Cruise




Movie World Trip


Introducing Uniforms for BROWNS Under 18 Students



Hundreds of parents from all around the world have trusted BROWNS to prepare their children for their high school journey in Australia. This preparation is not only about the English language skills they require, but also about adapting to a new life away from home. Adjusting to a new culture is a complex process but we strive to make it as seamless as possible, especially for our young students.

Since the launch of our High School preparation course, it has been fundamental for us to provide an appropriate learning environment where our under 18 students can immerse themselves while feeling comfortable and where they can focus exclusively on their studies.

After discussions with the students and parents, we are excited to take the next step towards the ideal learning environment with the introduction of a BROWNS uniform.

A uniform gives the students a sense of belonging to the school while promoting a sense of teamwork. It teaches them to take pride in their appearance and it completely removes the peer pressure when it comes to their clothes. It also helps them to understand that what really counts is what kind of people they are.  Moreover, the uniform helps them to prepare for when they leave BROWNS and will have to wear one in their high schools.

From our end, the uniform easily identifies our under 18 students throughout the campus so we can provide the extra attention they require.

The feedback on the uniform policy from the students and their parents has been fantastic and we love to see these students on their path to success in Australia.

The uniform consists of a BROWNS red polo shirt. A set of 3 shirts are given to the students for FREE on their arrival.


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